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Housekeeper 2nd Shift

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants must apply online and include a complete employment history and four (4) WORK/BUSINESS references (no relatives, neighbors, pastors, friends, etc. ** must be work references). An optional resume and/or cover letter may be submitted. ALL AREAS OF THE APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETED. FAILURE TO COMPLETE ALL AREAS OF THE APPLICATION OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE WORK/BUSINESS REFERENCES MAY RESULT IN YOUR APPLICATION NOT BE GIVEN CONSIDERATION IN THE REVIEW PROCESS. Work experience or education that is NOT included on the application will NOT be considered when screening your application. Please include ALL work experience and education on the application to ensure that you receive the appropriate credit toward qualification for this position. A valid North Carolina Driver’s License is required Qualified applicants will be contacted by the Department directly if selected for an interview. For administrative purposes during the implementation of Career Banding this contributing position is considered a Salary Grade 50. If no applicants apply, who meet the required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities/Competencies and Training and Experience requirements, than management may consider other applicants. *Effective October 1, 2015 all new hires into positions subject to the State Human Resources Act (SHRA) will serve a 12 month probationary period as defined by the North Carolina Office of State Human Resources (OSHR).

Posting Details

Posting Information

Posting Number SHRA311P
Quick Link for Internal Postings http://jobs.wcu.edu/postings/7577
Classification Title
Competency Level
Working Title Housekeeper 2nd Shift
Department Facilities Management
Position Summary

Primary duties are physically demanding housekeeping duties in large academic buildings. Areas cleaned may include auditoriums, classrooms, laboratories, offices, hallways, restrooms and stairways. Duties performed include but are not limited to: operating heavy cleaning equipment, moving furniture, carrying trash and recyclables, dusting, changing light bulbs, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, cleaning bathrooms, locker rooms, classrooms, offices, labs, walls, light fixtures, etc.

Normal 2nd shift working hours are 4:00pm to 12:30am, Monday through Friday including weekend work. This schedule will be flexible and may change to include working on Saturdays and Sundays depending on workloads and Department needs. Schedule adjustments, weekend and holiday work, responding to after-hours and weekend emergencies as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this Position

Knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform these duties are:
-Must be reliable, dependable and be able to work consistently through the entire shift.
-Must have some knowledge of cleaning methods, materials and equipment.
-Ability to perform medium to heavy physically demanding work, lift a minimum of 50 pounds, stand for long periods of time while working, lift, sweep, mop, dust, climb steps and ladders, and operate a variety of commercial Housekeeping equipment. Equipment may include large buffing machines, floor scrubbers/buffers, vacuum cleaners, carpet shampooers, pressure washers, 6ft ladders, etc.
-Position requires close attention to details and the ability to recognize and correct cleaning problems. Also requires alertness to safety and security conditions.
-Ability to read and comprehend labels and instructions regarding cleaning material and equipment; and have the ability to learn how to safely operate cleaning equipment and how to mix chemicals for cleaning
-Work requires the use of cleaning chemicals and visual attention to detail. Assignments are not building-specific and may or may not be in an environment with heating or air conditioning.
-Occasional exposure to outside elements is necessary when moving, setting up special events or cleaning entrance ways and walks of trash, dirt, ice or snow, etc.
-Ability to provide coverage for other housekeeping staff and perform other duties as assigned.
-Must have reliable transportation and be able to report to work during a variety of weather conditions including rain, snow and ice. This position is designated as “Mandatory” during adverse/severe weather conditions and is expected to work according to University and Departmental guidelines.
-Must be able to communicate effectively with employees, supervisors and the general public.
-Must be able to develop and maintain effective relationships with others in order to encourage and support communication, teamwork and facilitate work.
-Must be able to understand and follow instructions and other communications regarding work assignments and other matters.
- Must be able to work independently or on a team and deal effectively with various groups, clients, or individuals being served.
- Ability to turn in maintenance requests and perform computer functions including but not limited to sending and receiving emails and completing an on-line timesheet.
-Unlock/lock assigned building doors by specified time. Report any door that cannot be unlocked/locked to immediate supervisor. Lock windows as directed.
-Respond to radio calls and emergency situations as needed.
-Assist with Building unlocking/locking and raising/lowering flags at HFR as needed.
-Provide coverage for other housekeeping staff during leave time.
-Must have a valid NC Drivers License.

-The above description is representative of the duties and responsibilities required of this position. It is not to be considered inclusive. Other duties may be assigned to meet the mission of the Department and University.

Minimum Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants with a high school education and diploma or General Education Diplomas (GED). Previous knowledge of large building cleaning practices and use of industrial type cleaning equipment is also preferred.

Anticipated Hiring Range Salary Band Range: $23,332 - $37,412 ~ Anticipated hiring range: $25,375 to $26,375
Position Type Permanent Full-Time
Number of Hours per Week 40
Number of Months per Year 12
Salary Band Range
Salary Grade

Posting Text

Open Date 09/01/2017
Close Date 10/31/2017
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must apply online and include a complete employment history and four (4) WORK/BUSINESS references (no relatives, neighbors, pastors, friends, etc. ** must be work references). An optional resume and/or cover letter may be submitted.

ALL AREAS OF THE APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETED. FAILURE TO COMPLETE ALL AREAS OF THE APPLICATION OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE WORK/BUSINESS REFERENCES MAY RESULT IN YOUR APPLICATION NOT BE GIVEN CONSIDERATION IN THE REVIEW PROCESS.

Work experience or education that is NOT included on the application will NOT be considered when screening your application. Please include ALL work experience and education on the application to ensure that you receive the appropriate credit toward qualification for this position.

A valid North Carolina Driver’s License is required

Qualified applicants will be contacted by the Department directly if selected for an interview.

For administrative purposes during the implementation of Career Banding this contributing position is considered a Salary Grade 50.

If no applicants apply, who meet the required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities/Competencies and Training and Experience requirements, than management may consider other applicants.

*Effective October 1, 2015 all new hires into positions subject to the State Human Resources Act (SHRA) will serve a 12 month probationary period as defined by the North Carolina Office of State Human Resources (OSHR).

Background/E-Verify

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential Verification

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.

AA/EOE

Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, and veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at jobs@email.wcu.edu.

University Safety

The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 114 Scott, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7234) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. List of references
  4. DD-214

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * This is a 2nd Shift position, 4:00pm to 12:30am, Monday through Friday with some weekend work. Can you work this shift with flexibility as outlined in the posting?
    • no
    • yes
  2. * Did you complete all areas of the application including work history, work references and contact information as required by this job posting?
    • no
    • yes
  3. * Do you have a valid NC Driver’s License?
    • no
    • yes
  4. * If you answered “No” to the above question than do you have a valid Driver’s License in any state in the USA?
    • no
    • yes
  5. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • Website - Jobs.wcu.edu
    • Indeed.com
    • Personal Referral
    • Agency Referral
    • Other
  6. * Do you understand that this is physically demanding work which requires heavy lifting, constant standing, squatting, walking, pushing/pulling and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs on a regular basis?
    • Yes
    • No